The marginal financial benefit that must be achieved with expansion increases with every additional school added. If the B1G expands again, it will have to be a guaranteed financial home run. That would lead one to suspect expansion would have to involve a school of the caliber of Texas. If so, it would make sense for the B1G to add Kansas with Texas due to its location. In addition, Kansas is also AAU and Kansas basketball is valuable in its own right. I have read that AAU status is not simply about academic prestige, but also conveys financial benefit on its own to do collaborative efforts across B1G universities in winning grants. However, I do not have data on this. UConn might get a look as 18 (assuming it makes AAU status), but that seems a big reach financially for the B1G, and I am not sure who the 17th school would be.